Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Walcott's stretcher bearers were Tottenham supporters

Two of Theo Walcott's stretcher bearers who were pelted with coins by Tottenham fans are actually Spurs supporters.

Walcott, who will be out for six months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, was being carried off and angered some away fans by holding up his fingers to replicate the 2-0 scoreline.

Fans threw missiles at him, hitting some of the ambulance workers - Anthony Archer and Daniel Ahmed - both Tottenham fans.

Ahmed posted on Facebook: 'Little does he (Walcott) know he has a Leeds fan and TWO spurs fans protecting him. We truly are professionals.'

A friend on the social network wondered why neither of them were smiling in the photo and Ahmed replied: 'We were being Pelted by coins!!! It hurts!!' Archer added a comment reading: 'Can't believe our own fans!! Dan gets concussion and I end up with a dodgy knee! Cheers Theo!'

Walcott is clear of any FA punishment for the gesture, which was not deemed offensive, but will miss the World Cup because of his injury.

The FA are likely to take action over the coin-throwing incident.

They released a statement reading: 'The FA has contacted Arsenal and Tottenham to seek their observations in relation to objects being thrown from both a home and away section of the crowd at different times during Saturday's FA Cup tie.

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